By Dino Maragay (philstar.com) | Updated December 24, 2016 - 3:34pm
Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford
MANILA, Philippines – Stressing that his ward doesn’t back down from challenges, Freddie Roach has welcomed a showdown between Manny Pacquiao and undefeated rising star Terence Crawford.
Speaking to Ryan Burton of boxingscene.com, Roach said Pacquiao – who currently campaigns at the welterweight division (147 pounds) – can slide back to junior welterweight (140 pounds) to make the fight happen.
And Crawford, who holds the WBC and WBO junior welterweight championships, is considered the best fighter in the division.
“I like the fight at 140 but he (Pacquiao) hasn't fought at 140 in a long time. I think he will be a bit quicker and a bigger puncher but he's been at 147 for so long so we will see,” said Roach.